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τὸ πλεῖστον τῆς γνώμης εἶχε—‘strongly inclined to,’ ‘regarded it as decidedly best,’ like the Herodotean πλεῖστος γνώμην εἰμί.

Μυτιλήνης ὑστερήκει—‘too late for’ means here ‘too late to help,’ as in Xen. Ages 2, 1 ὡς ὑστερήσειε τῆς πατρίδος.

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